Duplay, Maurice

Parisian revolutionary, 1738 - 1820

Portrait of Maurice Duplay (1736-1820)
Portrait of Maurice Duplay (1736-1820)

Duplay, Maurice: This carpenter and revolutionary welcomed Robespierre into his home on the rue Saint-Honoré after the massacre on the Champ-de-Mars (July 17, 1791). A jury member on the Revolutionary Tribunal, he was imprisoned, as well as his family, when Robespierre was executed. Once freed, he was accused of having been involved in the Conspiracy of the Equals, attempting to establish a democratic and social republic through a coup d’état. He was eventually acquitted.

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